With the deeply concerning upsurge in support for Euroscepticism of late stoked by the sentimentalism of a hopeless little Englandism and mischief-making in the populist press, a new series of concerts and wider discussion events soon couldn’t come at a better time. The Time and the Place: Culture and Identity in Today’s Europe at Kings Place connects the distant past with the present across national boundaries and cultures featuring artists as distinctive in their own fields as gypsy violinist Roby Farkas and Budapest Bár, saxophonist/MC Soweto Kinch, and Mari Boine (top).
The Kings Place series in London features performance events, discussions and exhibitions with funding from the Humanities in the European Research Area’s (HERA) Joint Research programme working in association with live music producers Serious.
The HERA network operates across 18 countries and strives for excellence in the humanities, pushing research forward. Events include Budapest Bár with special guests, on 30 May in Hall 1; Poul Høxbro – Tones and Tales from Distant Lands + Fraser Fifield on 31 May in Hall Two; Soweto Kinch: Urban Landscape also on 31 May in Hall 1; Gianluigi Trovesi and Gianni Coscia (above) on 1 June in Hall Two; and Mari Boine also 1 June, in Hall 1.
More details and how to book: www.kingsplace.co.uk